This post is inspired by a debate I had with a friend last night so I decided to share my opinion on who I think is the hottest artist in the game right now.
5. 2 Chainz
I know what everyone is thinking right. But dude has owned 2012, although lyrically Titty Boi doesn’t match up with some of the heavyweights but he makes music that will keep you listening….
4. Frank Ocean
Frank O. has a way with words like no other…channel ORANGE just may be the album of the year, definitely 2012’s rookie of the year.
Without even dropping an album in 2012 he still has one of the highest selling LP’s of the year. And now with the posthumous Aaliyah album he’s executive producing he’s only adding to his growing resume.
2. Rick Ross
Another example of an artist who knows how to make hit records. Rozay and MMG, much like 2 Chainz, has been everywhere this summer. Showing Rick Ross can hold his weight against any other big name in the game.
1. Kanye West
With just a few verses (Mercy, Way Too Cold, I Don’t Like (remix), I Wish You Would) and that new thing on Ye’s arm he once again has everyone paying attention. Cruel Summer is set to be something special.
Of course not everyone will agree but there are some people I gotta throw in as honorable mentions: Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Curren$y, Nas